Before the game, Boston DH Hanley Ramirez joked "in the Dominican" when asked if he could remember playing in such cold conditions.
Baltimore is off to its worst start since opening 2-13 in 2010, and Saturday the Orioles had to place Jonathan Schoop on the disabled list with an oblique strain suffered during an at-bat Friday. Thankfully, it is only April 13th. "We're playing clean and fast and pitching".
Cobb faced a team that at 12-2 has the best record in the American League.
As a unit, Boston's pitchers have given up 3.3 runs per game overall this year. They'll be looking to keep the fire blazing after taking two of three in a hotly-contested match-up against the Yankees earlier this week.
Friday, April 13 at 7:10 PM Eduardo Rodriguez (0-0, 7.36 ERA ) vs. Also, four of the Red Sox' last five wins have been by multiple runs, so I am confident they can take this one by at least two runs. The O's veteran hurler is still on the hunt for his first win in eleven months.
Boston ace Chris Sale gave up one run on two hits in five innings, striking eight and walking two. Interestingly enough, he notched seven strikeouts out of just eleven outs. That won't fly against Sale, who is stingy on the mound to begin with, and has won his last five career starts against the O's by a coming score of 31-8, including a 21-5 margin in three starts as a member of the Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles will look to simply salvage a win and avoid the sweep after dropping the first two games of the set, including a 10-3 rout on Saturday.
Bundy took the loss during his last start against Toronto after giving up a two-run shot to Steve Pearce. He allowed five runs in five innings last season in Boston for the Rangers. Marcus Walden pitched the final three innings for his first big league save.
Sale dominated the Yankees during his last start and allowed just a single run on eight hits over six innings to go with eight strikeouts.
It was Nunez's (2-for-4) second homer of 2018 and his first since a two-run, inside-the-parker in the opener.
Astros 2, Rangers 1: Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Derek Fisher scored the go-ahead run on Drew Robinson's error in the eighth, sending host Houston to the victory. Only once - in 1918 - had Boston started 11-2. They scored three in the first before making an out. That was something I haven't felt very often in a long time, just really not having much clue what was going on up there.
- Mookie Betts has been lighting the world on fire this season.
- Xander Bogaerts has been just as incredible. That was followed by an RBI double to left field by Ramirez, which put the Red Sox up 7-0.
Largely limited to DH duties due to lingering shoulder issues, Ramirez failed to establish himself as Boston's premier bat in the heart of the order a year ago a slashing just.242/.320/.429 with 23 home runs and 62 RBI over 133 games.
- In comparison, Manny Machado is the only Orioles hitter in red-hot form at the moment.
Ozzie Albies had three hits, including a homer, and drove in four runs for the Braves.
Here's to a few in the win column.